IPC CALLS FOR JUSTICE – Dele Giwa: 30 years on
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria calls for justice on the gruesome murder of Dele Giwa precisely 30 years ago.
Giwa, the founding Editor-In-Chief of Newswatch Magazine was assassinated through a letter bomb, October 19, 1986. Prior to this incident, Giwa was known to be an intelligent and enterprising journalist who was always on the frontline.
The Director of IPC, Mr. LanreArogundade in a statement describes the killing of Dele Giwa has the most drastic act of intimidation of the press in the Nigerian history.
“The death of Dele Giwa, has over the years shown just how journalists could be endangered. Many other journalists have been killed, and we must not relent in the pursuit of justice for them, and the safety of journalists in Nigeria.”
IPC therefore uses the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of the gruesome murder of Dele Giwa to plead to theBuhari government to reopen the case, as justice is a very important element of development.